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ERIC Number: EJ814815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
Interventions and Interrogations: An Analysis of Recent Policy Imperatives and Their Rationales in the Case of Home Education
McIntyre-Bhatty, K.
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v1 n3 p241-259 Nov 2007
During the last 2 years, Britain's Department for Education and Skills (DfES) has commissioned several pieces of research into various aspects of home education. These items of research have served to illustrate several of the most pressing local authority concerns with regard to the educational outcomes, socialisation and welfare of children educated in this manner. As a result, in part, of the publication of these commissioned studies, and because of the perceived anomalous regulatory situation regarding such educational practice when compared with state and private education provision (which is subject to significant levels of legislation), a full public consultation into legislation concerned with the regulation of home education has been widely anticipated. Instead, the government has recently launched a consultation on elective home education guidelines. This article seeks to explore the need for, and implications of guidelines, further regulation and legislation for the home-educating community, in the light of increasing levels of national and international research into the educational attainment, welfare and impact of legislation on education other than at school. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States